Friday, 10 March 2017

10th March 2017 Tmatboey

A pre-dawn start to make the long walk to an active Giant Ibis nest resulted in views of the adults attending the nest containing two nearly-fledged juveniles. Whilst a memorable sight it was saddening that chainsaws were again at work and in close proximity. In addition to the Ibises, a White-bellied Woodpecker, a Yellow-crowned Woodpecker and a Neglected Nuthatch were seen in the surrounding dry forest. Wanting to make the most of the experience we watched the Ibises for a fair while that meant a hot long walk back to the vehicle. We sat out the heat of the day back at the lodge seeing a pair of Red-billed Blue Magpies in the grounds. In the late afternoon we made an attempt to see Pale-capped Pigeon at a waterhole where they sometimes drink but there was no sign of any doing so today. Driving back through the dry forest at dusk produced an active pair of Spotted Wood-Owls.   

Giant Ibis 4
Oriental Honey-Buzzard 1
Rufous-winged Buzzard 3
Chinese Francolin h
Green Imperial Pigeon 3
Red Turtle Dove 20
Spotted Dove 30
Spotted Wood-Owl 2
Crested Treeswift c.50
Green Bee-eater 6
Indian Roller 2
Lineated Barbet 1
Black-headed Woodpecker 2
Great Slaty Woodpecker 6
White-bellied Woodpecker 1
Grey-capped Pygmy Woodpecker 1
Yellow-crowned Woodpecker 1
Bar-winged Flycatcher-Shrike 1
Large Woodshrike 1
Large Cuckooshrike 6
Sooty-headed Bulbul 2
Greater Racket-tailed Drongo 1
Red-billed Blue Magpie 2
Neglected Nuthatch 1
Pied Bushchat 2
Grey-breasted Prinia 6
Burmese Shrike 3
Olive-backed Sunbird 4

Dry forest at Tmatboey

Giant Ibis on its nest at Tmatboey
for such a large bird its nest appeared rather basic but therefore proving rather inconspicuous in its chosen large tree

Adult Giant Ibis at Tmatboey

Neglected Nuthatch at Tmatboey

Rufous-winged Buzzard at Tmatboey

Female Crested Treeswift at Tmatboey

Male Crested Treeswift at Tmatboey

Not the best camouflage I've ever seen!

Lizards at Tmatboey

Bee's or Wasp's? nest at Tmatboey

the long walk back!

Wet season rice fields set amongst the dry forest at Tmatboey

Female Oriental Honey-Buzzard at Tmatboey

Black-headed Woodpeckers at Tmatboey

Green Imperial Pigeons at Tmatboey

Spotted Wood Owl at Tmatboey

Sunset at Tmatboey